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Egyptian appeals court cancels five-year jail terms for 47 over island protests | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Egyptian appeals court cancels five-year jail terms for 47 over island protests | Reuters

CAIRO An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday cancelled five-year prison terms handed to 47 people earlier this month for protesting a government decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial sources said. A lower misdemeanours court had sentenced them to five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($11,261.39) each on May 14 for demonstrating against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over Tiran and Sanafir islands. #India #Business #Egypt #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #article
Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya | Reuters

ROME Some 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast on Tuesday in 23 separate rescue missions, the Italian coastguard said in a statement. The coastguard said this meant more than 5,600 migrants had been rescued from various boats and dinghies in the southern Mediterranean in just two days, with every ship in the area being called on to help with the complex operation #Business #science #Europe #Argentina #Entertainment #italian #article
Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes | Reuters

BOGOTA Two journalists have gone missing in Colombia's northeast conflict zone while covering the disappearance of a Spanish reporter feared kidnapped this weekend, the government said on Tuesday. Television news channel Noticias RCN said in a statement there had been "a possible kidnapping" of a reporter and a cameraman in Norte de Santander province, near the border with Venezuela #United States #Economy #India #Argentina #United Kingdom #Copyright #article
Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes | Reuters

BOGOTA Two journalists have gone missing in Colombia's northeast conflict zone while covering the disappearance of a Spanish reporter feared kidnapped this weekend, the government said on Tuesday. Television news channel Noticias RCN said in a statement there had been "a possible kidnapping" of a reporter and a cameraman in Norte de Santander province, near the border with Venezuela. #Economy #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Copyright #Colombia #kidnapping
Shaken Austrian government pledges action after far-right surge | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Shaken Austrian government pledges action after far-right surge | Reuters

VIENNA Austria's centrist government, shaken by a near-victory by the far right in presidential elections, said on Tuesday it would take action on immigration and boost security in an effort to win back voters. #Business #Europe #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Copyright #Election
Clinton accuses Trump of cheering housing crisis for profit | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Clinton accuses Trump of cheering housing crisis for profit | Reuters

WASHINGTON Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class voters, on Tuesday accused him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash. Clinton's campaign released an ad with audio the presumptive Republican nominee had recorded in 2006 for the now-defunct Trump University. #Economy #Business #Argentina #United Kingdom #Copyright
'Staff errors' led to 152 U.S. inmates serving extra time: report | Reuters

May 25, 2016

'Staff errors' led to 152 U.S. inmates serving extra time: report | Reuters

WASHINGTON Errors by the U.S. agency that oversees the federal prison system resulted in 152 inmates staying in prison beyond their scheduled release dates between 2009 and 2014, a government watchdog said on Tuesday. The errors caused three inmates to serve more than one year of extra time, and cost the U.S #Sports #United States #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp | Reuters

May 24, 2016

Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp | Reuters

IDOMENI, Greece Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia. Several busloads of people, most of them families with children, left the sprawling expanse of tents at Idomeni to move to state-run centres further south #United States #India #Business #Middle East #Afghanistan #Argentina #United Kingdom
Iraq forces keep up shelling of Falluja, U.N. concern mounts for civilians | Reuters

May 24, 2016

Iraq forces keep up shelling of Falluja, U.N. concern mounts for civilians | Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad, as international concern mounted for the security of civilians. Residents in the city, 50 km (30 miles) from the capital, reported sporadic shelling around the city centre, but said it was less intense than on Monday. #United States #Middle East #Argentina #Iraq #crisis #Foreign policy
Argentina's Susana Malcorra makes belated bid for UNSG post

May 24, 2016

Argentina's Susana Malcorra makes belated bid for UNSG post

Argentina's Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra has shaken up the race for secretary general of the UN with her late entry that makes her the tenth candidate and the fifth woman in an election tipped to favor a female. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Argentina #UN Security Council #Susanna Malcora